Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Letter 108- July 6, 1944

July 6, 1944
(Camp Reynolds, Pa.)

Dear Mother and Dad,

I’m again going to be a student at U.C.L.A. Yesterday I attended a lecture at the Orientation Center here on the post where they explained the new ‘Armed Forces Educational Program” which I found very promising, so today I went to the Education Office and got the whole dope. This is it. It’s more or less a correspondence course worked thru the Armed Forces Institute at Madison, Wis. I was advised to and also decided that my best course would be to take my second semester of Elementary German. If I can successfully complete that subject I will have a year’s standing at U.C.L.A. in both French and German. Then if next term I devoted myself to English I would damn near go back to U.C.L.A as a Sophomore. The army handles all details and supplies textbooks and lessons. The only cost to me is the enrollment fee (half of the original $27.00) However, that goes to U.C.L.A. not the army. I think it’s worth a try.

Well, that’s all about that and it’s about all I have to write now. I’ll try to write again soon.




  1. The Army. These guys are in a replacement center and bound to be shipped out and they offer correspondence courses. I'm sure someone thought it was a good idea for the men in the camps.

  2. Bill will be in a foxhole long before he takes another class at UCLA. It's tough to take a correspondence course from a foxhole!!!


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